Function Hummus

The following receipe is one of my family’s favorites. It involves some prep work, but there are many shortcuts that have little to no effect on flavor. It is vegan, healthy and nothing like the store bought paste.

    {
    name: "Hummus",
    yield: {quantity: 2,unit: "serving"}
    }    

Start by placing 2 cups of chickpeas in bowl and remove any debris or any discolored chickpeas. Wash the chickpeas, then soak them overnight (no more than 12 hours)

"ingredients": [
      {
        name: "dry chickpeas",
        quantity: 2,
        unit: "cup"
      }
    ],
    equipment: ["bowl"],
    directions: [
      "place chickpeas in bowl and remove any debris or any discolored chickpeas",
      "wash chickpeas",
      "soak chickpeas overnight for up to 12 hours"
    ]
  }

Wash the chickpeas and them in 6qt pot of water, boil and remove foam. Let chickpeas slow boil for 1.5 hours until soft (do not discard water, we will use them later)

    equipment: ["pot"],
    directions: [
      "wash chickpeas",
      "place chickpeas in 6qt pot of water, boil and remove foam. Let chickpeas cook for 1.5 hours until soft (do not discard water)"
    ]
  }

Shortcut : If you are in a hurry, you can skip all previous steps and use two cans chickpeas, I prefer Ziyad. http://www.ziyad.com/recipe/chickpeasgarbanzo-beans/

Strain the chickpeas (but keep the water) and add to food processor. Add Tahini (I prefer Alkanater or Achva), crushed garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin and salt. Blend ingridents for 10 seconds. Add 2 table spoons of the cooking water at a time, continue to blend until consistency is smooth.

    ingredients: [
        {
        name: "tahini",
        quantity: 1,
        unit: "cup"
      },
      {
        name: "lemon juice",
        quantity: 0.25,
        unit: "cup"
      },
      {
        name: "crushed garlic",
        quantity: 2,
        unit: "clove"
      },
      {
        name: "cumin",
        quantity: 1,
        unit: "Tsp"
      },
      {
        name: "salt",
        quantity: 0.5,
        unit: "Tsp"
      },
      {
        name: "olive oil",
        quantity: 1,
        unit: "Tbl"
      }
    ],
    equipment: ["food processor"],
    directions: [
      "strain chickpeas",
      "Add chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, and salt to food processor",
      "Blend",
      "Add cooking water until consistency is smooth"
    ]
  }

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